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Keeping Students Actively Engaged in Reading Activities While You Teach Small Groups

(Grades 3-6)

Presented by Jaime Bailey
Nationally Recognized Teacher and Presenter

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Specifically Designed for Educators Serving Grades 3-6

  • Outstanding strategies for effectively preparing students for productive, independent work
  • Innovative ideas for incorporating Response to Intervention and organizing literacy-learning time for maximum student success
  • Establish literacy routines that strengthen vocabulary, fluency and comprehension
  • Highly practical techniques for differentiating students’ independent work to maximize reading achievement
  • Classroom video clips, demonstrations and an extensive resource handbook packed with easy-to-use ideas, materials and activities

Practical Ideas and Strategies

Intermediate-grade students at every literacy level need direct, small group reading instruction. But what are the rest of the students doing while the teachers work with instructional-level reading groups?

This outstanding seminar has been designed to help you answer this key question with practical, easy-to-use methods designed for grades 3-6. You will see video clips of intermediate students actively engaged in small group guided reading instruction while other students are participating in a wide variety of independent literacy-building activities.

To help you implement this type of powerful literacy instruction and independent practice, Jaime Bailey will demonstrate and explain an array of practical organizational systems and time‑efficient monitoring strategies. Jaime will share specific methods for supporting your students as they strengthen their vocabularies, fluency and comprehension.

You’ll leave this exciting, new seminar with the information you need to establish straightforward management routines for your literacy program and hold your students accountable for independent work – all without spending unreasonable amounts of time on preparation and grading.

Ten Key Benefits of Attending

  1. Strengthen Your Current Reading Program
    Learn how to keep your students actively engaged in a wide variety of independent, literacy-building activities while you teach small reading groups
  2. See the Latest, Research-Based Literacy Strategies in Action
    Watch video clips of teachers teaching highly effective reading strategies … Observe demonstrations by actual teachers working with real students
  3. Prepare Your Students for Learning Independently
    Learn the best methods for helping your students become independent learners … Pick and choose from a wide selection of independence-building activities
  4. Organize Literacy-Learning Time for Maximum Student Success
    Discover practical organizational systems and time-efficient monitoring strategies … All without spending unreasonable amounts of time on preparation and grading
  5. Design Activities that Deepen Your Students’ Thinking
    Help your students become more thoughtful when engaged in independent reading activities … Dozens of valuable ideas for creating more meaning and interest in independent activities
  6. Build Fluency with Independent Activities
    Practical, ready-to-use techniques for strengthening word automaticity and expression as well as accuracy
  7. Increase Your Students’ Vocabulary and Background Knowledge
    Numerous, meaningful ways to build content area vocabulary … And strengthen your students’ background knowledge
  8. Incorporate the Best, Current Research on Effective Reading Instruction
    Learn proven strategies to put the most current research to work for you and your students … Use guided reading to implement best practices
  9. Boost Your Students’ Sense of Responsibility for Their Own Learning
    Lead your students toward assuming more responsibility for their own literacy development as you maximize teaching time to focus on direct, small group reading instruction
  10. Increase Your Teaching Options
    Return to your classroom with a wealth of practical ideas, motivating activities and engaging centers that will enable your students to apply best literacy practices independently while you work with small groups

Outstanding Strategies You Can Use Immediately

  • How to foster independent learning through establishing effective literacy routines
  • Practical strategies for preparing students for productive, independent work
  • Classroom-tested ideas for organizing literacy learning time and classroom environment for maximum student success
  • Effective techniques for monitoring students’ independent activities
  • How to organize and manage literacy centers in time-efficient ways
  • Classroom-proven techniques that will strengthen vocabulary, fluency and comprehension
  • Step-by-step plans for developing meaningful, independent literacy activities for grades 3-6 classrooms
  • Vocabulary strategies based on how the human brain receives and retains information
  • Anchoring strategies to help your students go beyond the surface level of the text
  • How to use literacy centers to differentiate instruction
  • How to help your students strengthen vocabulary as well as background knowledge
  • Valuable reading strategies designed specifically for students in grades 3-6
  • Maximize your instructional time by making the time away from you as valuable as the time with you

A Message From Your Seminar Leader

Dear Colleague:

Growth in reading is essential to students’ ongoing literacy development. Intermediate-grade students at every literacy level need direct, targeted small group reading instruction. But what are the rest of the students doing while the teacher works with instructional reading groups? How can we make readers’ time away from the small group as valuable as the time with the small group? I am excited about this opportunity to share with you strategies and activities that address these important questions.

During our practical, idea-packed day, I will provide you with a variety of ways to engage your students in reading. Throughout the day we will learn how to actively engage students in a wide variety of independent, literacy‑building activities. Through the use of video clips, student work and an extensive reading research handbook, we will explore the following topics:

  • Effective ways to prepare students for productive, independent work
  • “Reach” activities that deepen students’ thinking about their independent reading sections
  • Meaningful content area reading strategies
  • Monitoring techniques to strengthen students’ comprehension, vocabulary and fluency

Please join me for a fast-paced day full of engaging reading activities that you can use immediately in your grades 3-6 classrooms. I look forward to meeting you at the seminar and sharing ideas to strengthen and enhance your students’ reading skills.

Sincerely,
Jaime Bailey

P.S. You will receive an extensive resource handbook filled with practical strategies, tried and tested in real classrooms, with real students.

Who Should Attend

Educators serving Grades 3-6: Classroom Teachers, Special Education Staff, Title I Staff, Gifted Education Teachers, and Administrators.

Special Benefits of Attending

Extensive Resource Handbook
Each participant will receive an extensive resource handbook specifically designed for this seminar. Included in the handbook are:

  • Effective ways to prepare students for productive, independent work
  • “Reach” activities that deepen students’ thinking about their independent reading sections
  • Meaningful content area reading strategies
  • Monitoring techniques to strengthen students’ comprehension, vocabulary and fluency

Consultation Available
Jaime Bailey will be available at the seminar for consultation regarding your questions and the unique needs of your own literacy program.

On-Site Training Guarantee

BER is not a booking agency that just finds a presenter who presents on the topic you requested. Rather, we only recommend highly experienced BER presenters who have consistently received outstanding evaluations from educators attending their trainings.

Consequently, we provide a strong program guarantee.

We guarantee you’ll be fully satisfied or you’ll owe us nothing after your on-site training event.

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